Political Philosophy / Edition 1

Political Philosophy / Edition 1

by A. John Simmons
     
 


The most recent addition to the Fundamentals of Philosophy Series, Political Philosophy is a concise yet thorough and highly engaging introduction to the essential problems of the discipline. Organized topically and presented in a straightforward manner by an eminent political philosopher, A. John Simmons, it investigates the nature and basis of politicalSee more details below

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The most recent addition to the Fundamentals of Philosophy Series, Political Philosophy is a concise yet thorough and highly engaging introduction to the essential problems of the discipline. Organized topically and presented in a straightforward manner by an eminent political philosopher, A. John Simmons, it investigates the nature and basis of political authority and the structure and organization of political life. Each chapter focuses on a central problem, considers how it could be addressed, and outlines the various philosophical positions surrounding it. Covering both historical and contemporary work, this unique text offers a survey of major concepts and debates while also reflecting the author's views and contributions. Accessible to novices yet also useful for advanced students, Political Philosophy presents a unified and accessible portrait of the issues that have been puzzling political philosophers for years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195138023
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/11/2007
Series:
Fundamentals of Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1. Morals and Politics
2. States?
3. Obligations
4. Justice
5. Democracy
6. The World of States
Notes
Index

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